Evaluation

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research: An analysis of its impact and systemic role

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning, SSF) was established in 1994 and was tasked with funding “research within natural science, engineering and medicine” to promote “the development of strong research environments of the highest international standard and of significance for the development of Sweden’s long-term competitiveness”. The Foundation commissioned Technopolis Group…

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Assessment of the performance and impact of the first programme of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) was created in 2003 in response to the global health crisis caused by the three main poverty-related diseases HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The first EDCTP programme was aimed at accelerating the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against these three diseases. EDCTP…

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Final Evaluation of 4 KK-profiles

Technopolis Group undertook an evaluation of The Knowledge Foundation’s (KK Foundation) funding programme, “KK-profiles”, with respect to the outcome of four profiles located at Mid Sweden University, Skövde University College, Halmstad University College, and Malmö University College. The programme was designed to provide multi-year support to the build-up of strong research groups (profiles) at selected…

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Evaluation of Pertinence and Impact of Research Infrastructure Activity in FP7 – EPIRIA

This study analysed the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Research Infrastructures (RI) component of the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), assessed its European Added Value, and suggested options for future Community RI actions. The FP7 RI programme has made a significant step forward in the efficiency and effectiveness of its support to the…

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Verschuivende paradigma’s in het ruimtelijk economisch beleid

Het regionaal economisch beleid heeft in de afgelopen periode een tweetal paradigmashift ondergaan. De eerste verandering betreft de keuze voor sterke regio’s (pieken in de delta) in plaats van het ondersteunen van achterblijvende regio’s. De tweede verandering is het overdragen van verantwoordelijkheden in het regionaal economisch beleid naar de regio’s zelf in plaats van een…

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Evaluation of a research program for energy efficiency in cultural heritage building

Technopolis Group conducted an evaluation of the research programme “Spara och bevara”. The programme was initiated by the Swedish Energy Agency to increase expertise in energy efficiency in cultural heritage buildings. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess whether the activities are planned and conducted in line with the description in the Agency’s decision. The…

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A Nordic perspective on EMBL and the research career

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)  has a long tradition of receiving visiting researchers for shorter and longer stays. A stay at EMBL is likely to have a significant impact on a researcher’s career. The study aimed at uncovering what impact a stay at EMBL has had for the individual in his or her research…

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Evaluation of the Regional Research Funds in Norway

The paper analysed the trends in regionalisation of research and innovation policies in Europe and took stock of the experience and practices in governance and delivery mechanisms of policy support measures at the regional level. It did so with the objective to draw lessons applicable to stakeholders involved in the funding scheme ‘Regional Research Funds’…

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